1999: Dick Latvala, the curator for the Grateful Dead’s bootlegs died of a heart attack at 56 years old. His collection of bootlegs was officially released as part of the Dick’s Picks series.
1996: The Ramones performed their final concert at The Palace in Los Angeles. This was their 2,263rd concert & it featured appearances by former bassist Dee Dee Ramone along with Motorhead singer and bassist Lemmy Kilmister, Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder & Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell & bassist Ben Shepherd.
1996: During a concert at an Indiana club, Motley Crue singer Vince Neil left the stage after three songs. The concert began four hours late & Neil said he wasn’t feeling well & the audience of “rednecks” didn’t appreciate his talent. Refunds weren’t offered & police were called to the scene barely able to stave off a riot of 500 ticket holders.
1989: U2 bassist Adam Clayton was arrested in Dublin on charges of marijuana possession. His conviction was waived after making a $40,000 donation to the Dublin Woman’s Aid Centre.
1988: After 57 weeks on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction finally reached number one where it spent the first of five non-consecutive weeks on top of the chart.
1977: The Police performed their last concert as a four-piece at the Mont du Marsan Punk Festival in France.
1970: The Festival for Peace was held at Shea Stadium. Some of the artists who performed at the festival include Creedence Clearwater Revival, Steppenwolf, The James Gang, Paul Simon & Janis Joplin.
1965: The Small Faces released their debut single “Whatcha Gonna Do About It” which peaked at number fourteen on the U.K. Singles Chart.
1964: Rod Stewart appeared on British television for the first time on The Beat Room as a member of the Hoochie Coochie Men.